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Agile methods are a recent set of development techniques that apply a human-centered approach to software production. The agile approach aims to deliver high-quality products faster, producing satisfied customers. We conducted an empirical study to investigate whether agile methods change and improve project management practices in software companies. Survey results show that adopting agile methods appears to improve management of the development process and customer relationships. This article has given a first analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of adopting agile methods from a project management perspective.